Table 2.

Baseline characteristics of pooled study sample

CharacteristicHIV (n = 702)HIV+ (n = 618)Total N = 1,320
Age, y
 Median343535
 Interquartile range27–4429–4228–43
Age at sexual debut (y)
 Median171717
 Interquartile range15–1915–1915–19
Lifetime sex partners (%)
 None0.60.20.4
 One45.531.439.0
 2–525.134.928.6
 6–101.71.81.8
 >1027.131.730.2
Religion (%)
 Muslim85.589.987.8
 Christian14.19.711.8
 Other/None0.40.40.4
Marital status (%)
 Married (monogamy)34.426.730.9
 Married (polygamy)25.514.720.5
 Never married15.48.912.4
 Separated/divorced20.430.725.1
 Widowed4.319.011.1
Education (%)
 None42.650.546.3
 Primary School30.133.331.6
 Secondary School24.315.220.0
 University3.01.02.1
Follow-up duration (days)
 Median780812796
 Interquartile range368–1,155384–1,344377–1,224
Interval between clinic visits (days)
 Median139134136
 Interquartile range122–232119–238121–235
Baseline cervical natural history stage (%)
 Normal31.841.036.1
 HPV64.152.358.5
 HSIL4.16.75.4
Commercial sex worker (%)24.830.427.4
Cigarette Use (%, ever)15.418.917.0
Contraception Use (%, ever)46.936.642.2
Alcohol Consumption (%, ever)9.013.911.2
HIV-positive subsample
 HIV-type (%)
  HIV-163.3
  HIV-228.3
  Dual HIV-1/2 infection8.4
 CD4+ count (cells/μL)
  Median406
  Interquartile range241–620
 ART use (%, ever)30.8
 AIDSa (%)25.1
  • aClassified as either having CD4+ count <200 recorded at any point during follow-up or a WHO Stage 4 AIDS defining event.